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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French liqueur.

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NounEdit

liqueur (countable and uncountable, plural liqueurs)

  1. A flavoured alcoholic beverage that is usually very sweet and contains a high percentage of alcohol. Cordials are a type of liqueur manufactured using the infusion process as opposed to the essence and distillation processes.

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VerbEdit

liqueur (third-person singular simple present liqueurs, present participle liqueuring, simple past and past participle liqueured)

  1. to flavor or treat (wine) with a liqueur
  2. to top up bottles of sparkling wine with a sugar solution
    Every champagne has to be liqueured after its disgorgement, to replace the inevitable loss.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin liquor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /li.kœʁ/
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NounEdit

liqueur f (plural liqueurs)

  1. alcoholic liqueur
  2. (literary) drinkable liquid
  3. (Canada) fizzy drink, pop
  4. (obsolete) liquid
  5. (Louisiana) liquor

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Usage notesEdit

  • Liqueur and liquor are false friends: French liqueur never applies to alcoholic drinks in general.
  • The Quebec use of the term is frequently targeted as an anglicism (from liquor), even though the meaning ("non-alcoholic drink") is older and has little connection to either English term.

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